Andrews looking at options

Junior Mark Andrews is one of the top players in Arizona. Read on for a closer look at his recruitment, in-state options, and more.

When Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain junior wide receiver Mark Andrews steps onto the football field, he is accustomed to towering over his defender.

The 6-foot-6 Andrews has used his size and athleticism to become one of the better players in the state as a junior. His season is now over and Andrews believes he had a productive junior campaign.

"The season went very well," Andrews said. "We lost in the quarterfinals, which was disappointing, but we feel we can come back next year and make another run.

"Individually, I thought I played well. I had more than 80 catches, but more so than anything else I felt I really improved throughout the season."

Although Andrews possesses ideal size for a receiver, he is approaching the off-season looking to improve his athleticism.

"I would say the things that I need to work on the most are my speed, jumping and route running," Andrews said. "I'm going to work hard at improving those aspects because I feel fairly good about other aspects of my game."

Recruiters have noticed Andrews' skills and his recruitment has already gone national.

"I'm completely open to every school," Andrews said. "A lot of pretty good schools are interested, so I don't want to name a list because I don't want to forget anyone."

Two options Andrews will have throughout his recruitment revolve around staying within Arizona.

"The in-state schools have been great," he said. "You can tell both programs are heading in the right direction with their new coaching staffs. Both programs are recruiting me really hard and I'm going to give both a real look."

Andrews is a long way away from deciding on a school.

"I'm going to wait for awhile to make a decision," Andrews said. "The way things look now I will probably decide after my senior season, but that isn't a sure thing either."

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